On the road to promote 5G commercialization, Qualcomm has not been advancing alone, and more is to join hands with partners to make progress and build a 5G commercial ecosystem. At the 4G/5G summit, Qualcomm and Ericsson announced that they have successfully completed a 5G new air interface call in compliance with 3GPP Rel-15 specifications using a smartphone-sized mobile test terminal. The OTA call was conducted at the Ericsson Lab in Kista, Sweden. The call is based on the 39GHz millimeter-wave band and the non-independent (NSA) networking mode, using Ericsson's commercial 5G new air-port radio AIR 5331 and baseband products and mobile test terminals with integrated Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem and RF subsystem. The two parties conducted interoperability testing (IODT) in 2017 using Ericsson's 5G new air pre-commercial base station and Qualcomm's 5G new air interface user terminal (UE) prototype. The completed laboratory data call is the above interoperability test. continue.
Another cooperation to solve is the massive 5G network speed, capacity, coverage and ultra-low latency. In order to efficiently expand the 5G new air interface (5G NR) network, the entire industry will increasingly rely on small base stations as a cornerstone. At the 2018 Qualcomm 4G/5G Summit, Qualcomm and Samsung Electronics announced that they are cooperating to develop 5G small base stations. 5G networks will use small base stations to provide multi-gigabit throughput and millisecond latency to enhance the wireless experience and support diverse emerging applications such as augmented reality and virtual reality. The 5G spectrum also offers the opportunity for multi-gigabit wireless rates, making it an ideal solution for fixed wireless access (FWA) applications for homes, apartments and other venues in areas where traditional fiber or copper infrastructure is difficult to service. Provide a "last mile" broadband connection. Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon and Samsung Senior Vice President Dr. Woojune Kim jointly announced that the Samsung 5G small base station solution based on Qualcomm FSM100xx will begin sampling in 2020.
In 2019, 5G will become a commercial reality. In the second quarter of 2019, consumers will be expected to enjoy the 5G network through 5G terminals. For Qualcomm 5G, Cristiano Amon said with great confidence: "We are full of confidence in Qualcomm's future. First, the company has invested heavily in research and development to ensure that the company has leadership in mobile technology. Second, Qualcomm has Leading solution portfolio, business model promotes vendor cooperation, helps its success, and promotes global scale; Finally, Qualcomm has a broad partnership in the ecosystem. These will affect how 5G transforms the industry, change use cases ."